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Le Yaca French Restaurant

1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867
+1 757-220-3616
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Le Yaca is a great place to eat dinner, especially for any special occasion! The restaurant is beautiful. The service is top notch and friendly. It is nice to dress up a bit. The food is always delicious, no matter what you order. Le Yaca...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great , service was fine , the clientele is snooty . Wasn’t s pleasant atmosphere based on clients . Other then that I would highly recommend

Thank cherylsL5082SB
Reviewed 1 week ago

How disappointing. We have been driving 1-1.5 hr to Williamsburg to dine at Le Yaca for over 25 years to mark special occasions. This was our 49th wedding anniversary. The food didnot disappoint The prixfixe had so many tempting choices, and our choices were superb!...More

1  Thank P W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Williamsburg for many years and this has been our go-to restaurant for special occasions for years. The ambiance is charming, tables are not too close together, the food is excellent and the prices reasonable. We especially like the prix fixe lunch...More

Thank Margoelmer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my lunch here, but the last time my wife went she and her guest found the food too salty to eat. Odd. It has a good reputation, so it' worth a shot

Thank blweis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Happy Hour menu as well as the main menu. Food is excellent and so is the service. Highly recommend

Thank sumnick
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good and so where the staff. Have went on 2 occasions and would definitely recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere is also great inside.

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this restaurant -- food, service, ambience. Can't say enough. Only negative is noise level from noon to around 1:45. We go about 2:00. It is perfect then.

Thank sudkg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Le Yaca for lunch with a group. Found the menu to quite extensive with lots of good choices. Restaurant has a nice atmosphere, good location, and excellent food. Everyone in our group commented on how good their lunches were.........Would recommend!

Thank 1970GRAD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Le Yaca this evening to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. This was our first visit, and we will definitely be returning. The atmosphere is casual elegance, but the dress standard is business casual. So, we enjoyed...More

1  Thank NedwobandReging
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May 15, 2017|
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Response from kevinnQ6727TT | Reviewed this property |
Their website doesn't show a wine list. I suggest that you call them (757 220-3616 for Williamsburg location).
Donna S
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Virginia P | Reviewed this property |
I think it is large enough, and definitely worth looking into.
Dorothy R
May 18, 2016|
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Response from 42dave2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. I have a relative who is gluten free and looking at the menu we decided it is a place they can eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867 (Formerly Le Yaca)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-220-3616
  • E-mail
Le Yaca began in a tiny, country village(Courchevel)in the French Alps in 1964.Daniele Bourderau & Gerard decided that it would be fun to open a small restaurant. When friends learned of their plans they told the hopeful restaurateurs that they were crazy to think that people would drive 8 kilometers on a winding, icy road for dinner.Daniele and Gerard hesitated for 3 months and then decided: “yaca le faire,” a contraction of the French phrase “ il n’y a qu’a le faire” which basically means “let’s do it.” They called the restaurant Le Yaca as a gag. But the name caught on with customers, who were amused by the pun and contributed to the restaurant’s lore by inventing “yaca-isms ” of their own: yaca y aller (let’s go). Daniele came to the United States & opened Le Yaca in Williamsburg.Daniel Abid bought le Yaca in 2001. Daniel worked and trained in such prestigious places as “Le Pre Catelan” and “Lenotre” in Paris; “L’Amandier” and “Roger Verge" and to top it all off “Alain Ducasse.”
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